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Trifecta: Instructions

Trifecta: Instructions | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Each Tuesday at 8:00 AM EST, a one-word prompt will be posted on our home page. The chosen word will come from the Merriam Webster's Online Dictionary. For the Trifecta Writing Challenge, we will always use the THIRD given definition. Please note the definition—we’re likely asking you to use the word in a different way than you typically do.

 

"You should write a creative response using the given word. You must use the word in your response, and you must use it correctly. Responses with alternate forms of the word (pluralized, different tense, etc.) will be disqualified. Your response can be no fewer than 33 and no more than 333 words."

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National Writing Project: Literacy & the Common Core

National Writing Project: Literacy & the Common Core | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Welcome to Literacy in the Common Core—the community devoted to supporting Writing Projects they respond to the opportunities and challenges of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Our goal is to create a place where we can find each other and where we can aggregate/point to content about CCSS generated across NWP Connect. No endorsements—just information!"

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Transmediation | Scoop.it

Transmediation | Scoop.it | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Using multiple symbol systems to make meaning...

 

This is a thoughtfully curated collection about "writing" and other forms of composing.

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Using Twitter in Classrooms and for Professional Development - National Writing Project

Using Twitter in Classrooms and for Professional Development - National Writing Project | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Summary: Every day, more and more people are using well-known social media sites. How can these popular resources be used for good in the classroom? National Writing Project teachers share how they've used Twitter in their classrooms as a means of teaching writing."


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Digital Writing and the Common Core | NWP Digital Is

Digital Writing and the Common Core | NWP Digital Is | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

“Writing today,” say the authors of Because Digital Writing Matters, “is pervasively and generally digital; composed with digital tools; created out of word, image, sound, and motion; circulated in digital environments; and consumed across a wide range of digital platforms.” Many teachers are wondering, however, whether digital writing can align with the ELA strand of the Common Core State Standards, now adopted by 45 states and DC.

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"Speed Dating" Peer-Review Writing Workshops - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

"Speed Dating" Peer-Review Writing Workshops - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"Like any classroom activity, however, workshops can grow stale if they always follow the same form. Throughout a given semester, then, I vary the format of our workshops to focus on certain skills or elements of writing.One of my favorite workshop formats is “introductions speed dating.” As the title should indicate, this workshop focuses on students’ introductions, helping them think about how their initial paragraph(s) draw readers into their arguments—or fail to do so."


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Plagiarism | Common Craft

Plagiarism

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An introduction of the basics of plagiarism and how to avoid it, told via a story of a student completing an assignment

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Harness the Mental, Creative, and Emotional Benefits of Regular Writing

Harness the Mental, Creative, and Emotional Benefits of Regular Writing | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Today is the first day of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where thousands of people challenge themselves to write a 50,000 word, 175-page novel before the end of November.
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NanoDHMo, NaDHMo, … Whatever, Let’s Just Make Something | Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities

NanoDHMo, NaDHMo, … Whatever, Let’s Just Make Something | Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities - An applied think tank for the digital humanities...
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FREE Webinar Announced: Personalized PD with Google Docs and Diigo | Engaging Educators

Engaging Educators is hosting our first-ever FREE webinar on November 17 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time! The webinar will last an hour and the topic will be “Personalized PD with Google Reader and Diigo.” We’ll be exploring how you can use Google Reader and the power of RSS to have amazing and inspiring content delivered straight to you. Then we’ll teach you how to organize that content using the social bookmarking site Diigo.

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Status conscious? Check out this social media flowchart.

Status conscious? Check out this social media flowchart. | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Clever thoughts bubble up constantly, but what's the right venue for all of them? Now you can consult this handy graphic to help make those hard choices.
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Collaborative WritingTools

An astonishing wealth of resources from Richard Beach, on the companion wiki to _Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis, and Other Digital Tools_

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For the Love of Publication!

This lesson looks at the passion behind self--published magazines, how creative writing can impact a community and give voice to something that you feel strongly about. Students will work on creating their own publication through brain--storming, research and basic supplies.

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Elizabeth Birr Moje Talking about Disciplinary Literacy

“Literacy thus becomes an essential aspect of disciplinary practice, rather than a set of strategies or tools brought into the disciplines to improve reading and writing of subject-matter texts,” Elizabeth Birr Moje wrote in ...

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The Pursuit of Technology Integration Happiness: 10 Resources for Teaching Writing with Technology

"It never ceases to amaze me the available resources on the Internet for teachers. The next few '10 Resources' posts will focus on the English curriculum, so I want to start with writing."

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Common Core Curriculum Maps | English Language Arts

Common Core Curriculum Maps | English Language Arts | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

"The Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project, written by teachers, for teachers" 

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The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design - Smashing Magazine

The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design - Smashing Magazine | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Infographics are visual representations of information, or “data viz” as the cool kids call it these days.
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Transmedia Storytelling: Case Study Example: The Three Little Pigs

Transmedia Storytelling: Case Study Example: The Three Little Pigs | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

If the Three Little Pigs were told as a transmedia story it might be designed like this:

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Your newest ally for NaNoWriMo? Google Docs.

Your newest ally for NaNoWriMo? Google Docs. | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

It’s November 1, and that means–yup! NaNoWriMo is upon us. We’ve posted here before about various tools that can help you in your mad writing binge–see below–but this year, we wanted to share a techie tip for distraction-free writing that’s easy and free. Did you know that Google Docs can provide a clean, tool-and-menu-free writing environment? That’s right–nothing to buy, download, or install. Power Tips for Google Docs tells you how:

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Kids Sign on for National Novel Writing Month — The Digital Shift

Kids Sign on for National Novel Writing Month — The Digital Shift | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it

National Novel Writing Month kicks off today. The annual event in which participants pledge to write a novel during the month of November features a Young Writers Program. Resources include a classroom kit, a teacher’s forum, and pep talks.

“We dare you to make your villain write an apology letter to your main character,” is among the challenges set forth by the “Dare Machine,” a fun set of writing prompts. Participants register on the site to set and maintain a word count goal and then, write like the wind.

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Persuasive Writing is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards | Edutopia

Regardless of the subject, persuasive writing is a key component of Common Core Standards.
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14 Composition Techniques that Will Instantly Improve Your Photos

14 Composition Techniques that Will Instantly Improve Your Photos | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Understanding composition is something that every photographer should take time to do.

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(Amazing) writing prompts from Luke Neff

(Amazing) writing prompts from Luke Neff | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
These are some of the daily writing prompts that I use in class. The prompts and pictures are scraped together from so many sources - forgotten websites, old journals, overheard conversations, the...
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The Future of Reading and Writing is Collaborative | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

The Future of Reading and Writing is Collaborative | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Teaching Digital Writing | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.

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